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signs of autumn

As well as a drop in temperature and shorter evenings, other signs of autumn have become evident over the last few days. Tree fruit have been dropping, first the lime. then the beech and oak and latterly horse chestnut. Lime leaves have began turning and started to fall, these are the first and so far the only ones to do so. Fledgelings are looking a little less vulnerable and bats a bit slower. Swifts have gone and swallows more scarce.

Fungi are emerging and dying, often within a few days. Some (not desperately brilliantly photographed) examples from the lane recently…

Lacrymaria lacrymabunda:
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Coprinus disseminatus:

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